Happy Monday, what a week last week was. Busy, busy, busy. Getting things ready for the first proper sleep over here at Casa di Craig, That's right. I had my mother and aunt Jean here with me this weekend.
I got the spare bedroom all set up (now I'm officially open for visits, book now to avoid the rush), printed the tickets, double checked the dinner reservation, shopped, cleaned, cooked, cleaned, cleaned, cleaned....
"OMG, this place doesn't look any where near as bad as I thought it would." That's how my mom started the visit. I was killing myself laughing and didn't stop until they left. I have the Mom seal of approval on the new house, she loves it.
I finally got to tell my aunt her surprise, ballet tickets to see Romeo and Juliet.
We went to dinner at Nota Bene and I got to spring the surprise I've been keeping for both of them, their sister Susan (yes, also my aunt) was joining us for the evening. The five of us ate, drank, soaked up some culture and laughed. It's been an awesome weekend.
And that brings us to this week's prompt, 10 ways our partners are awesome. (and this did come up as a topic of conversation this weekend after a bunch of beer and champagne)
1 He makes me laugh. Despite everything, after 15 years, we still giggle together like madmen.
2 He has absolute faith in me. I have no idea why, but he has always believed I can make things work. Financial stability, a place to live, to making sure the taps work. He believes I can do anything.
3 He fits in with my family. Not as easy as it sounds given the fact there are so many of us. He has embraced the horde as they have embraced him.
4 He has a beautiful singing voice. It's how we met, I heard his voice before I ever saw his face.
5 He cooks. Unfortunately he doesn't clean, that's not so awesome. And no matter how he tries, I will never eat balut. Some things just don't need to be experienced.
6 He brings me surprise gifts for no reason. Again, a bit of a crap shoot. Is it my size? Did the tags come off? Do I really need one more chocolate caramel cupcake?
7 He lets me be me. Never tried to change the way I dress, cut my hair, refused to try something I wanted to do. We may not agree on things but have always allowed each other the space to pursue things as we saw fit.
8 He compromises. We both can agree to disagree and still respect the other's point of view and try to find the middle ground.
9 He trusts me, completely.
10 He makes this house our home.
Now I'm off to eat some more of those Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies that mysteriously showed up in my fridge. (thanks aunt Jean) The awesome just keeps on coming.